'2001 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: first results' presents key findings from Australia's most comprehensive national survey on drug issues. Results on drug-related awareness, knowledge and behaviours in 2001 are featured, and selected findings are compared with earlier years. The survey covers tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use. This report is the ninth in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's Drug statistics series, and complements a set of reports covering the 1998 survey. This report and others in the series--including a planned report with extended analysis of the 2001 results--will be useful resources for decision makers, researchers and professionals interested in drug-related issues.